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MIDDAY UPDATE: Vatican financial transparency, NASA budget woes, and beer baths

Dec 30, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is working to make the Vatican's financial operations more transparent amid a financial investigation involving its bank. The...
Posted In: Ares I, beer, budget, Congress, Germany, mid-day update, NASA, Pope Benedict, Vatican, Vatican Bank

MIDDAY UPDATE: Tax cut deal reached, Citigroup

Dec 7, 2010
President Obama and Congress have reached a truce. Obama agreed to keep the Bush-era tax rates the same for all Americans for two years, and in...
Posted In: Citigroup, Congress, economic downturn, economic stimulus, mid-day update, Obama, tax cuts

MIDDAY UPDATE: Bernanke defends Fed policy, again; possible bipartisan compromise on tax cuts

Dec 6, 2010
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke appeared on the CBS news program "60 Minutes" for the second time since the end of the financial crisis to...
Posted In: Auto, Bernanke, Congress, Federal Reserve, free trade, mid-day update, tax cuts

MIDDAY UPDATE: Unemployment hits 9.8 percent; Congress turns down the volume on TV commercials

Dec 3, 2010
The U.S. unemployment rate jumped to 9.8 percent in November from 9.6 percent, marking the highest jobless rate since April. The Labor Department...
Posted In: Congress, Jobs, mid-day update, TV commercials, Unemployment, Verizon

Tax cuts and the World Cup in Russia

Dec 2, 2010
Two final notes on the way out today: First, the House passed an extension of the Bush era tax cuts today for couples making less than $250,000....
Posted In: Bush tax cuts, Congress, Russia, soccer, World Cup

COICA gets out of committee

Nov 18, 2010
The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed the Combating Online Infringement and Copyright Act. The bill would allow the US Attorney General to go...
Posted In: Amazon, business, COICA, Congress, ebay, Google, Law, Web Culture, Wikipedia, Yahoo

The fiscal year is over ... shouldn't we have a federal budget?

Sep 30, 2010
The Mid-Day Update is a five-day-a-week podcast from the Marketplace Morning Report co-hosted by Bill Radke and Steve Chiotakis that wraps up the...
Posted In: budget, China, Congress, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Europe, Ireland, mid-day update, Postal Service

MID-DAY UPDATE: Congress can't meet a budget deadline -- push it back?

Sep 21, 2010
The federal government's budget year ends September 30th - and Congress is nowhere near passing a new budget. What do YOU do when you can't meet a...
Posted In: Airlines, Alzheimer's, Congress, dementia, distracted driving, Fashion Week, federal budget, General Motors, GM, grilled cheese, Ireland, mid-day update, New York, UN, United Nations

Congress passes a bill, before the election!

Sep 16, 2010
This final note today. Politics and the economy once again. Forget all that talk you've been hearing about nothing passing Congress 'til after the...
Posted In: business, Congress, Obama, Small Business, tax breaks

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